17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Lahti
— Few hours
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Kittila
— 2 nights
5
Nuorgam
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
7
Ranua
— 2 nights
8
Mustasaari
— 1 night

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Flamingo Entertainment Center. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Helsinki. Traveling from Dallas in December, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (37°F), and nights are slightly colder (27°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lahti trip maker site.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Lahti is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 30°F and lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. You've now added Lapland Hotels SnowVillage to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kittila trip maker website.

You can fly from Tampere to Kittila in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get slightly colder in Kittila: highs are around 23°F and lows about 9°F. You will leave for Nuorgam on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Levi
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
Nuorgam

Nuorgam ©
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. You've now added Aurora Holidays to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): join in the after-dark buzz at Aurora Holidays.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nuorgam online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Nuorgam takes 5 hours. Traveling from Kittila to Nuorgam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kittila in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nuorgam, with lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trip

Aurora Holidays
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Aurora Holidays ©
Aurora Holidays

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Safaris to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), get curious at Pilke Science Centre. On your second day here, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nuorgam to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nuorgam to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Nuorgam - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ranua Zoo. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ranua journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Ranua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ranua to Mustasaari by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in December, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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